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Dara`a Governorate (Arabic: مُحافظة درعا‎ / ALA-LC: Muḥāfaẓat Dar‘ā ) is one of the fourteen governorates (provinces) of Syria. It is situated in the south-west of the country and covers an area of 3,730 km². It is bordered by Jordan to the south, Quneitra Governorate to the west, Rif Dimashq Governorate to the north and Al-Suwayda Governorate to the east. The governorate has a population of 998,000 (2010 census office estimate). The capital is the city of Daraa.

Dara`a Governorate

مُحافظة درعا
Map of Syria with Dar'a highlighted
Map of Syria with Dar'a highlighted
Coordinates (Daraa): 32°54′N 36°12′E / 32.9°N 36.2°E / 32.9; 36.2Coordinates: 32°54′N 36°12′E / 32.9°N 36.2°E / 32.9; 36.2
Country Syria
CapitalDaraa
Manatiq (Districts)3
Government
 • GovernorMohammad Khaled al-Hanous
Area
 • Total3,730 km2 (1,440 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total1,027,000
 • Density280/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ISO 3166 codeSY-DR
Main language(s)Arabic

Several clashes have occurred within the governorate throughout the Syrian civil war.

DistrictsEdit

The governorate is divided into 3 districts (manatiq):

These are further divided into 17 sub-districts (nawahi).

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